Stempniak was on a line with Pyatt and Fiddy all season and they’ve had great chances, with no real outcomes.
Stemps gave me my second witnessed hat trick (Uppy’s thriller last year was my first). The only way it could have been better is if it was against Toronto. But then they would have gutted him like a pig, so, in retrospect, this prolly was for the best.
So I’m about to maim someone up in here. For the SECOND TIME, OEL was announced to have gotten his first NHL point, only to have it taken away. AGAIN. DAMNIT you can not let me get all excited and then take it again.
OEL, you just need to score on a slapshot so they can’t take it away from you and I won’t have to kill anyone. K?
Soooooooooo what else happened?
So Prucha was healthy scratched so Bissonnette played. And I am one pissed girl. Bizz played 6:23 of total time. I understand his role, but with two of our top six forwards not playing already, did we really think we could sacrifice another skill player?
I’m torn because last year during this part of the season, it was Korpikoski who was scratched left and right. While I don’t want Korp’s to be scratched, hasn’t Prucha had enough psychological abuse at the hands of the Rangers to last him a lifetime.
Tippett, play the Prucha. If you don’t do so willingly, I will Tonya Harding enough of your forwards to force your hand.
Sami looks sad 😦 Is he ever gonna play again? With OEL logging another night with 23:32 (18:19 even, 3:25PP, 1:48PK), it doesn’t look like Ekman-Larsson is going to have to worry about playing time any time soon. That leaves Schlem. Schlemko had 16:47 total time and had 2:56 on PP (way to go Schlem!).
Sami had a bumpy start to last season, but was playing very smoothly by the end. When will we see him again?
Ray Whitney was back for the first time since he was injured in Prague. While he didn’t crack the scoreboard, either did anyone not named Lee Stempniak or Andrew Ebbett, so it shouldn’t keep him up at night.
Captain Jovo. JESUS WHO THOUGHT THEY WOULD EVER SEE THE DAY? They showed a commercial for Hockey Fights Cancer and it had Doan in it.
HOW CAN THEY SUSPEND DOAN, HE FIGHTS CANCER!
Anyways, we are 1-o under the rule of Evil King Zarkon….aka Captain Jovo.
I’m too tired to give you a blow by blow of the game so here are a few things that stuck in my mind:
Dustin Brown put a huge hit on Korps. Korps then proceeded to seemingly nearly break Brown’s wrist. Don’t mess with mah Finn peeps!
This dude tried to fight Bizz and Bizz ignored him.
Uppy had a rough night and ended up -2, as did Wolski.
Ebbett had 6 more shifts than Turris and Ebbett’s short handed goal makes me nervous that he could stay up when Marty comes back and Turris may go back down. I AM PARANOID, GET OFF MY BACK!
I greatly missed Shane Doan. I insanely missed Martin Hanzal. Without those two and Prucha, I just wasn’t ask into the game as I normally am. Thank God for Korps, Vrby, and OEL.
I will wish you all a good night (and good day to the Swedes) and leave you with a couple OEL pics. I took 178 pics at the game (and a ton are OEL) (and some Sami for my girl Breezy) so you can see the rest at The Good, The Bad, The Coyotes Facebook Page. Don’t forget to “like” my page while you are there!